Pre-Settlement Funding for Wrongful Imprisonment Due to Wrongful Conviction

 Starting a new chapter after a wrongful imprisonment.

Having a wrongful conviction overturned after spending years in prison takes incredible courage—you’ve endured more than most can imagine. Now that you’re free, Baker Street Funding is here to give you the foundation to rebuild your life. Our pre-settlement funding solutions offer wrongful imprisonment victims the support needed to create a stable and hopeful future after exoneration. Take a powerful step towards rewriting your story, with renewed strength to continue your journey toward justice.

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Wrongful imprisonment lawsuit loans

Supporting exonerees through pre-settlement funding.

Winning your innocence claim is a monumental step, but the journey doesn’t end there. A wrongful conviction can devastate every aspect of your life and life after exoneration involves rebuilding from the ground up, seeking compensation for the injustice, and addressing the long-term emotional and psychological scars left behind.

Financially, wrongful imprisonment strips you of income and job opportunities, which creates severe hardship upon release. 

Socially, the stigma of being labeled as a criminal leads to feelings of loneliness and alienation. The gap created by years of absence from family and friends, and strained or broken relationships, makes re-entering society just as hard. This emotional trauma is often paralyzing, making it impossible to focus on anything other than survival. It’s a struggle no one should face alone.

At Baker Street Funding, we understand that you’re struggling to find meaning and purpose post-release. That’s why we’re dedicated to easing your transition with financial relief that empowers you to start over.

Our non-recourse lawsuit loans, or as we like to call them, “legal lifelines,” are designed to support your legal and personal recovery while you pursue your compensation claim for the wrongful actions taken against you.


What is pre-settlement funding for wrongful imprisonment?

Pre-settlement funding for wrongful conviction claims is a specialized financial service for civil rights abuse victims who’ve been exonerated and are now pursuing lawsuits for financial compensation. Also known as a lawsuit loan, or legal funding, this type of financing provides you with quick access to cash based on the expected settlement of your innocence claim. It’s a non-recourse cash advance, meaning if you don’t win your case or obtain a settlement, you don’t have to repay the funds.

Lawsuit funding for wrongful imprisonment is specifically tailored to help exonerees who have been wrongfully convicted and are now seeking financial compensation. It provides the immediate funds needed to cover your most pressing needs, such as daily expenses, housing, education, food, and other urgent costs that are difficult to manage after exoneration.

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Baker Street Funding stands firmly by the side of the innocent, offering financial strength to convert the scars of malicious prosecution and injustice into triumphs of justice. 

How wrongful conviction lawsuit funding works.

While wrongful imprisonment litigation can be time-consuming, obtaining money through a lawsuit loan from Baker Street Funding is fast and fuss-free. Obtain your cash advance in less than 24 hours, and transform your experience from one of financial distress to relief—in a matter of hours.  

Types of wrongful conviction claims we fund.

If you’ve been wrongfully convicted, incarcerated without legal justification, and then released as an exoneree, you deserve support. Baker Street Legal Funding provides non-recourse loans for a wide range of wrongful conviction lawsuits.

  • Civil Rights Violations (Section 42 U.S.C. 1983 Claims). Get financial assistance when your claim involving constitutional rights violations.
  • Brady Violations. Spending time in prison due to withheld exonerating evidence is a grave injustice. Our non-recourse lawsuit loans give you the financial resources to fight back
  • Malicious Prosecution. Spent years in jail without probable cause? We’re here to cover your costs. Pre-settlement funding helps you cover expenses incurred from being unjustly imprisoned due to malice.
  • False Imprisonment and Arrest. Obtain the financial backing needed as you argue that you were initially detained without proper legal authority, and suffered time behind bars as a result.
  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (IIED). This goes beyond the bounds of decency tolerated by society. A pre-settlement cash advance for wrongful imprisonment helps you reintegrate into society, while you pursue justice to punish those who caused such lasting suffering.
  • Negligence. Litigation funding is also available for unlawful imprisonment cases resulting from negligent actions by law enforcement, prosecutors, or forensic experts.
  • Defamation. Harm to your reputation due to false statements deserves redress. Legal funding for exonerees can help address harm to reputation due to false statements that ultimately led to the wrongful criminal conviction.
  • Loss of Consortium: Wrongful imprisonment affects families too. If your lawsuit involves the loss of companionship, emotional support, affection, and the ability to participate in family life, our cash advances are there to assist you and your loved ones as you heal in your pursuit of justice.
  • Wrongful Death: Losing a loved one is a horrible tragedy. Baker Street Funding provides pre-settlement loans to families pursuing justice when a wrongful conviction results in the death of a loved one.
  • Statutory Claims: Access to funds is available under state-specific laws that provide compensation and support programs for exonerees.

Choose Baker Street Funding for all your lawsuit loan needs.

When facing the aftermath of being exonerated, you need fast, reliable monetary support. At Baker Street Funding, we’ve made it our mission to provide wrongful imprisonment victims with the financial tools needed to reestablish life fast and pursue further justice for the time lost. Our loans provide immediate cash flow to cover your living expenses, rent, electricity, health, and any other urgent costs as you thrive in your new chapter.

Get Higher Approval Amounts.

We typically fund 10-15% of the case value. This means if your wrongful imprisonment settlement or award is valued at $10 million, we could advance you $1 to $1.5 million.

No Risk to Fund Your Case.

Our settlement advances for wrongful imprisonment are non-recourse. That means if there’s no win, there’s no repayment. This loan is exclusively contingent upon the merits of your wrongful conviction lawsuit.

No Credit Checks.

After the hardship of wrongful imprisonment, a poor credit history shouldn't stand in the way of your new beginning. Our lawsuit loans come no credit checks, specifically designed to support exonerated victims like you. 

Guaranteed Confidentiality.

At Baker Street Funding, we prioritize your privacy. All shared information is kept confidential, and we strictly safeguard your attorney-client privilege.

Commitment to transparency and high ethical standards.

Despite the lack of lawsuit loan regulations, Baker Street Legal Funding is committed to transparency and ethical conduct. Our pre-settlement funding agreements are easy to understand, with clear-cut terms and conditions and the right to recission within 5 days. Our commitment? To make securing pre-settlement advances for exonerees the least of your worries, so that you can dedicate your energy to what matters most with total peace of mind. 

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No hidden fees

Need lawsuit funds quickly? We’ve streamlined our application process so that you get your pre-settlement loan as soon as the same day you’re approved.

How we compare.

Clients consistently choose Baker Street Funding, recognizing us as the best lawsuit funding company for one simple reason: trust. Our transparent practices, combined with a deep understanding of your needs, make us the ideal legal funding partner for your litigation.

With thousands of people supported across the nation, our reputation speaks volumes. Our commitment to transparent terms is reflected in our customer testimonials—real stories from people we’ve supported through thick and thin.

Step into a partnership with the best and let us elevate your litigation finance experience.

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Funding Amounts $1,500 - $2MM Up to $250,000
Cap 3-year cap No cap
Monthly Interest Rate 2.95% - 3.4% (simple) 2.95% - 5% (compounding)
Underwriting Time 24-48 hours 5 - 7 days
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Apply for a wrongful imprisonment lawsuit loan and regain control of your life.

You’ve faced extraordinary hardships, but remember that your story is one of incredible courage. Your strength and determination have brought you to this moment of newfound freedom, and now, it’s time to seize a better life. Let Baker Street Funding help you with the financial resources you need as you fight to hold those responsible accountable and build a future worth celebrating. 

With no credit checks, quick funding decisions, and low, competitive rates, you can use the funds for all of your current and coming expenses in just 24 hours.

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Pre-settlement funding provides cash advances based on your wrongful imprisonment lawsuit. It’s non-recourse, meaning you only repay if you win your case.

Typically, Baker Street Funding advances 10-15% of your case’s estimated value.

Our rates start as low as 2.5% monthly, non-compounding, with transparent terms and no hidden fees.


Yes, you are eligible for pre-settlement funding even if your credit is poor. Approval is based on the strength of your wrongful imprisonment case, not your credit score. 


You can apply online or by phone. The application process is straightforward and takes less than 2 minutes to complete. Once submitted, our team will review your case and get back to you promptly with the next steps.

Claims involving prosecutorial misconduct, police misconduct, judicial errors, and constitutional violations typically qualify.

No, legal funding companies require cooperation from your attorney. The sooner your lawyer communicates with the lender, the quicker you can be approved for a cash advance from your wrongful imprisonment lawsuit. Every legal funding company works exclusively with attorneys who collaborate with them to facilitate the process.

Funding companies require wrongful imprisonment victims to be represented by an attorney for several reasons:

  1. Case’s Merits. Every wrongful imprisonment case is unique. An attorney helps validate the claim. Lawyers handle legal procedures, which increases the chances of a successful settlement.
  2. Distribution of Settlement Funds. Funding companies do not check credit or job status; they rely on the attorney to secure payment upon winning the settlement. The advance acting as a lien on the case.
  3. Risk Mitigation. Representation by an attorney reduces the risk for funding companies, as legal professionals offer oversight and accountability for repayments.


The process for wrongful conviction and imprisonment lawsuit funding typically takes as little as 24 hours from the time we receive a copy of your case documents to disbursing the funds. The money is usually released on the same day of approval

  • Exonerees often experience substantial economic losses, including lost wages and diminished future earning capacity. Legal funding assists with essential living expenses like housing, food, educational pursuits, and clothing during the transition period while seeking employment.
  • Wrongful imprisonment can cause severe emotional and psychological trauma. Legal funding can help cover the costs of mental health services.
  • These cases often involve lengthy and complicated legal procedures such as prosecutorial misconduct, police misconduct, judicial errors, and constitutional violations. This funding allows you to withstand the long settlement process, and avoid the pressure of accepting a smaller offer.

Malicious prosecution occurs when someone is wrongfully subjected to a legal case without proper grounds, driven by ill intent or malice.

This often means being unfairly taken to court out of spite or without legitimate reason, ultimately causing suffering beyond your worst nightmares. Victims endure severe emotional, financial, and reputational damage. They struggle against baseless accusations, face overwhelming disruptions to their personal and professional lives, and endure depression, anxiety, and uncertainty that permeate every aspect of their existence.

Reasonable doubt means that if the jury or judge has any reason to believe the person on trial might be innocent, they must find them not guilty. This high level of certainty is required to prevent wrongful convictions. Ignoring reasonable doubt can lead to serious injustices.

No, false arrest and wrongful conviction are different.

  • False Arrest. This occurs when someone is detained without probable cause or a valid warrant. Examples include arrests without Miranda Rights, based on false information, incompetence, personal gain, race, or malice.

  • Wrongful Conviction. This happens when an innocent person is found guilty and sentenced for a crime they did not commit, often due to legal errors, misconduct, or new exonerating evidence.

Both involve injustices, but they occur at different stages of the legal process.

We offer low rates, fast approval, and transparent terms so that you get the support you need without financial risk.

InterestNon-compounding starting at 2.95% p/month
Loan protection2-3 year cap
Funding time24 hours
Average loan amounts$10,800
Funding amounts$1,500 up to $10mm
Type of loanNon-recourse
Workers’ comp eligibilityDepends on the state
Personal injury claim eligibilityYes
Civil rights case eligibilityYes

Miscarriage of Justice in Wrongful Convictions.

A miscarriage of justice occurs when the judicial system fails, leading to an innocent person being wrongfully accused and prosecuted, or when a guilty person is not properly prosecuted. This error can have devastating consequences for those involved.

“Travesty of justice” is another term used when there is a deliberate or easily avoidable wrongful conviction or failure to prosecute a guilty person.

What is Wrongful Conviction?

Wrongful conviction happens when an innocent person is found guilty of a crime he or she did not commit, resulting in imprisonment and a violation of personal liberty. Contributing factors can include mistaken identity, errors or misconduct by police or prosecutors, judicial corruption or bias, coerced confessions, juror misconduct, and flawed forensic evidence.

Challenges in Overturning Wrongful Convictions

While the justice system has processes to overturn wrongful convictions, such as appeals and post-conviction reviews, these processes are often difficult and can take many years. Some wrongfully convicted individuals have waited decades to have their sentences reversed, and unfortunately, some have even been sent to death row.


What Makes Wrongful Conviction Cases Strong for Funding?

When Baker Street Funding evaluates a wrongful conviction claim for pre-settlement lawsuit funding, our underwriters consider several key factors to determine the strength and potential value of the case. Here’s what we typically evaluate:

1. Clear Evidence of Innocence

The Order of Exoneration issued by the court, vacating a wrongful conviction and declaring you innocent. We might also consider scientific forensic evidence (e.g., DNA evidence) that was initially denied but later proved innocent. In addition to this, we also look at new witness testimonies, or the recantation that led to official exoneration.

2. Circumstances of the Exoneration

  • Quality of the Investigation. An exhaustive and thorough reinvestigation by a conviction integrity unit or similar body. For instance, statements from prosecutors acknowledging the wrongs and supporting the exoneration, makes the case very strong.
  • Other Documents. We may also evaluate the credibility and consistency of the initial officers’ and victim’s statements. This could be trial transcripts, or police reports.

2. Misconduct and Legal Violations

  • Prosecutorial Misconduct. Past prosecutorial unethical practices like hiding exculpatory evidence (Brady violations), presenting false evidence, or coercing witnesses.
  • Police Misconduct. Proof of coercive interrogation tactics, or failure to follow legal procedures.
  • Judicial Errors. Any errors or misconduct by judges.

3. Constitutional Violations

  • Due Process Violations. Evidence of a lack of a fair trial, or biased judicial proceedings that violated your fundamental rights.
  • Fourth Amendment Violations. Illegal searches, unlawful arrests, and the seizure of evidence without a warrant.
  • Sixth Amendment Violations. Ineffective assistance of counsel, denial of the right to a speedy and public trial, impartial jury, and inability to confront witnesses.

4. Severity and Impact of Imprisonment

  • Duration of Imprisonment. The length of time the exoneree was wrongfully imprisoned. Cases involving longer periods of imprisonment typically have higher potential settlement values.
  • Conditions of Imprisonment. Evidence of particularly harsh or abusive conditions while in prison, including physical or sexual assault, solitary confinement, and denial of medical care.

5. Emotional and Psychological Impact

  • Mental Health Records. Documentation of the emotional and psychological trauma you suffered as a result.
  • Expert Testimony. Psychologists or psychiatrists testimonies on the severe emotional distress and long-term psychological impact.

6. Economic Damages

  • Lost Wages and Future Earnings. Calculation of lost income during the period of wrongful imprisonment and reduced ability to earn future incomes.
  • Legal and Medical Expenses. Costs incurred for legal defense, appeals, and medical treatment due to imprisonment.

7. Previous Settlement Amounts

  • Comparable Cases. The review of similar wrongful conviction settlements or jury awards to estimate a conservative potential value.
  • State Compensation Statutes. Understanding the statutory compensation limits and provisions in the state where the unjust conviction occurred.

8. Other Assessments

  • Legal Representation. We evaluate the experience and track record of your attorney.
  • Defenses and Immunities. Potential defenses and immunities that the state or government officials might raise, such as qualified immunity or procedural bars.
  • Legal Precedents. Relevant case law that might affect the potential success or the amount of damages that might be awarded.
  • Mental Health Evaluation. Potential assessment of your mental health status and any rehabilitation efforts.
  • Positive Contributions. Positive contributions to society post-exoneration, such as employment, community involvement, or advocacy work.
  • Criminal Record Post-Exoneration (if applicable). Analysis of the seriousness of any new charges following exoneration to determine the possibility of the risk we might be taking in funding your wrongful conviction lawsuit.

Cases that have won

  • In 2014, the Illinois police agreed to pay $40 million to a man that was released from prison after being wrongfully convicted for the 1991 rape and murder of a teenage girl.
  • In November 2017, a California man received an award of $15 million as part of a civil rights lawsuit against the LA Sheriff’s Department.
  • In 2017, LA paid $5.2 million to end a legal battle with a man whose murder conviction was settled as he was innocent.
  • In June 2018, a man was awarded a $10 million award for Wrongful Imprisonment. A man was wrongfully accused, convicted, and imprisoned because CA police made up and withheld evidence to frame him for a 2007 murder.
  • In December 2018, a Missouri man was awarded $1.1 million after he was wrongfully convicted of a robbery he claimed was committed by someone who looked like him.
  • In 2019, a Massachusetts man who served 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit was awarded $27 million by the federal jury.
  • January 2021, a wrongful conviction settlement was achieved in Philly for $9.8 million to a man that was finally exonerated after serving almost 30 years in jail for the murder of a student.

Our Wrongful Imprisonment and False Arrest Lawsuit Loans Helped These Innocent Victims.

Our wrongful imprisonment and false arrest lawsuit loans have helped innocent victims rebuild their lives. For privacy and safety reasons, the names of the plaintiffs and specific details have been altered. Here are a few examples of clients who received lawsuit loans for wrongful imprisonment:

Prison Conviction for Murder While Innocent – Funded for over $1 million A young man was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of a minor and sentenced to life in prison. He spent years of harsh treatment before his release when his innocence was finally proven.

Innocent from Murder Conviction – Funded for over $750,000 A young man was wrongly accused of a neighborhood gang shooting that resulted in the deaths of two brothers. Despite his innocence and lack of evidence, he was imprisoned for many years. His conviction was overturned in his 50s.

Brutality of a Cop Left the Innocent Victim Handicapped – Funded for $100,000 In Florida, a victim of police brutality suffered three broken ribs, a broken wrist, and a broken back for a crime he didn’t commit. He now has vertigo for life. The officers responsible are no longer on the police force.

Post-Settlement Funding for a Convicted Innocent – Funded for $150,000 A NY man was wrongfully convicted due to implanted drug evidence and served 7 years in prison. A new trial acquitted him of all charges. Although his lawsuit was worth millions in compensation, he committed suicide.

Innocent Man Wrongfully Convicted – Funded for $350,000 An innocent man was accused of murdering his wife and wrongfully convicted due to exculpatory evidence, and suffered abhorrent suffering while incarcerated. 


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